Prospect Hospice has been part of the Swindon community for over 40 years, caring for local people at the end of their lives. As a charity, we rely on the generous donations of the public to help us raise the vital funds we need to ensure everyone is offered our outstanding care free of charge.
Find out about the range of end-of-life care services that we offer to patients and their families. These delivered free of charge and are designed to provide compassionate, personalised support during every stage of a life-limiting illness in every kind of care setting, to anyone who needs it.
We couldn’t do what we do without considerable support from our local community. Find out all the different ways in which you can support Prospect Hospice, including fundraising, volunteering and purchasing from our shops. All contributions are greatly appreciated and enables us to deliver care that is free of charge to our patients and their families.
Our café sits at the heart of our hospice in Wroughton and serves a range of delicious home cooked meals to suit all tastes. Whether you're looking to catch up with friends over lunch or relax with coffee and cake, our Heart of the Hospice café has you covered.
Whether shopping with us in person or online, or donating your pre-loved goods, we thank you for supporting us through our shops where you help to raise around £2million a year for Prospect Hospice.
We pride ourselves on being a great place to work and we're always looking for outstanding people to join our team at the hospice across all areas of the charity.
Prospect Hospice is the leading provider of education and training for end-of-life care in Swindon and north Wiltshire. Working closely with you, our colleagues within partner organisations, we want to ensure that the very best care is available to everyone facing the end of life. This is why we provide education and development opportunities, all of which aim to encourage learning and build confidence in end of life care and support.
Following the recent CQC inspection of the hospice, Irene Watkins, Chief Executive of Prospect Hospice, said:
“We welcome the recognition from the CQC that Prospect Hospice continues to improve the care we provide, but we are disappointed that they did not feel that the improvements they have recognised warranted a more appropriate rating.
“When we were first evaluated by the CQC, we were transparent in our acknowledgement of the improvements that were required. We were also clear, however, that these improvements could not be achieved overnight but would be subject to a long term, considered and thorough improvement process led by our senior leadership team. I’d like to pay tribute to the ongoing hard work and resilience of staff right across the hospice who have been instrumental in driving the progress we have seen.
“We have provided a great deal of evidence of this progress to the CQC and that process is yielding positive results. As the CQC note, there is clear evidence of this progress that is mirrored in our patient satisfaction surveys which tell a consistently positive story. The inspectors found that staff treat patients with compassion and kindness, respect their privacy and dignity, and take account of their individual needs. Staff morale and engagement has improved as has training and staff recognition of abuse and infection controls procedures. We are pleased they have recognised that my leadership team and I have worked hard to build a committed team who want to work well together to put the needs of our service users first.
“I have always said that this is a not a quick fix and there is clearly work still to be done, but we have made great strides in the right direction which the CQC recognise. The whole team at Prospect Hospice are working very hard to continue this progress and to continue to provide the very best care to people in our care.”
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Prospect Hospice is a working name of Prospect Hospice Limited. Registered Office: Moormead Road, Wroughton, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4 9BY. A company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales (1494909) and a charity registered in England and Wales (280093)Website designed & built by Boson Web